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Spring has sprung, and Astronomy on Tap has returned for another night full of all things space! Astronomy on Tap Bay Area has taken up permanent residence in San Francisco, so we’re changing our name to AoTSF. Bay Area fans in the peninsula should keep their eyes peeled for our sister event starting soon! AoTSF’s next event will be back at DNA Lounge on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 pm, and we have a great things on tap! Franck Marchis of the SETI institute will share will discuss whether the search for a sister Earth is science or fiction. Kyle Story will talk about his work on the South Pole telescope and share a few stories from his trips to the South Pole!  And finally, SLAC scientist and Stanford Professor Aaron Roodman will share details from his hunt for dark energy. We’ll also feature Astronomy in the News, with explanations of NASA’s most recent exoplanet announcement and the upcoming solar eclipse! There will also be our standard trivia with prizes!  For updates, follow our twitter and our event on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1783604948625019/ Remember, space is always better with beer!

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Much like the universe in its first nanoseconds, Astronomy on Tap has undergone inflation to a much larger size. Our next event will be at DNA Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7:30 pm, and we have an astronomical lineup to celebrate! Brian Levine of AoT NYC will perform a “brutal dissection” of the Animaniacs song “Yakko’s Universe.” Berkeley and LBNL scientist Michael Medford will follow with a discussion of his search for Planet 9. Finally, Stanford professor Risa Wechsler will share with us the legacy of Vera Rubin, a scientist who broke new ground both in astrophysics and for women in science. We’ll also feature Astronomy in the News and trivia (with prizes)!  For updates, follow our twitter @AoTBayArea and our Facebook page, Astronomy on Tap: Bay Area! Remember, space is always better with beer!

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An event of great cosmic significance is approaching: the Stanford-Berkeley Big Game! Astronomy on Tap wants to celebrate and negotiate peace between rivals by featuring astronomers from both universities! Stanford and Berkeley scientists will discuss simulating the cosmic web and listening for extraterrestrial intelligence. Make sure to join us again at Black Hammer Brewing in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 1st at 8pm. We’ll also have some fun interactive trivia sessions, with sweet prizes! For updates, follow our twitter and our event on facebook!

We'll be featuring three speakers, two scientists from Berkeley and one from Stanford!

K.G. Lee (Berkeley) will tell us about his work in mapping the cosmic web.

Danny Price (Berkeley) will show us his work with the Search fo Extraterrestrial Intelligence with the Breakthrough Project.

And last but not least, Joe DeRose (Stanford) will share his work on simulations of the cosmos!

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Like Apollo en route to the moon, Astronomy on Tap: Bay Area is in a transfer orbit! We’re moving to a new location on August 22nd in San Francisco: Black Hammer Brewing! To anyone unfamiliar, in Astronomy on Tap local students and scientists take over a local bar to drink beers and talk about space! To accompany our new locale, we’ve got a great collection of new speakers and activities. We will hear from Prof. Dan Akerib about his experiment to try to detect elusive dark matter particles, and Dr. Kate Follette will show us her work in finding planets around other stars. We also have a NASA visitor; Dr. Trisha Ashley will speak about her so-called “cute” dwarf galaxies! We’ll also have some fun interactive trivia sessions, with sweet prizes! For updates, follow our twitter (@AoTBayArea) and our event on facebook (Astronomy on Tap: Bay Area)!

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